This time last year I reported uninterrupted sunshine at virtually every event and it was often a case of looking for shade and factor 30. 2019 sees us return to a more familiar summer scene, none more typified than Gurston yesterday. On P1 we arrived at the top paddock with sheets of rain and wind lashing the remote holding area. By T2 in the afternoon, that same paddock was bathed in a warm sunshine with a dry and quick track. British summertime – you gotta love it!
Well nine BARC Connaught Speed Championship competitors did and here’s how they fared.
Gurston has always had its own quirky class structure, so our competitors were spread far and wide and we started with a class entitled B – ACSMC Registered Road Legal Cars, which saw David Brown in the Renault Clio take a good fourth place on 42.71 seconds in this eight strong section.
Next up was D – Midland Speed Championship class, which held three of our flock! It was Simon Jones in the Westfield SEiW that took an excellent second place in a class of ten on 36.05 seconds, only 4/10ths off the lead. Jim Hunt had been shuffled off into this one as well the BMW E30 lighting up its wheels in every gear in the wet to record 39.20 seconds for fifth place. Paul Boscott was also here with the venerable Elan +2, more than holding its own ahead of a 911 on 43.76 seconds for eighth place.